Nursing research (NR), evidence-based practice (EBP), and quality improvement (QI) are principal methods of clinical inquiry and provide unique contributions to the science of pediatric hematology oncology nursing. Each of these methodologies have distinct similarities and differences. Due to their complexity, differentiating between the three can be challenging.
Nurses at all levels who are committed to the improvement of nursing care of pediatric oncology patients should have the ability to distinguish between the three and recognize the applicability of each in the clinical setting. NR, EBP, and QI have unique differences; however, all are essential to the translation of evidence into practice and the scientific advancement of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing to improve patient outcomes. The goal for pediatric hematology/oncology nurses is to provide extraordinary patient care with excellent patient outcomes supported by evidence and to disseminate discoveries in the pursuit of continuous improvement. This interactive session will discuss the definition, purpose, principles, and methodology of each of these essential forms of clinical inquiry as they specifically apply to pediatric hematology/oncology. Using case studies based on pediatric oncology symptom management, we will demonstrate applicability of each method in clinical practice. The session will include interactive discussion and use of technology to engage learners. Through attendance at this session, nurses will gain a better understanding of nursing research, EBP, and QI as well as the important clinical implications of and how/when to use each method.
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Mindy Bibart, MSN RN NE-BC CSSBB CPHON®
Misty Evans, DNP APRN CPNP-AC BMTCN®
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